Travel and tourism site Visit Oregon recently published its list of “The Best Wineries in Oregon,” and — as you might expect — there are some heavy hitting names on there, including Bergstrom, Archery Summit, Rex Hill, and Argyle. So you can imagine our shock when we discovered that we were included in the list, at number 10.
Just to be included was a tremendous honor and surprise, of course. But the capstone? The last paragraph of the article: “In fact, I will be bold enough to say that Bells Up Winery is, by far, my FAVORITE winery in all of Willamette Valley. As they say, save the best for last!”
Wow. Just, wow.
Here’s the whole writeup:
10. Bells Up Winery in Newberg, Oregon
Nestled in the Chehalem Mountains in Newberg, Oregon is Bells Up Winery. This winery is a hidden gem in the Willamette Valley. Why? It is the only Willamette Valley winery that grows and makes seyval blanc (and only the second in the state). In case you don’t know, seyval blanc is a white wine that originates from France. Made from a hybrid grape, these fruits are usually only found in the East Coast and Northeast. This makes Bells Up Winery quite the specialty in the world of Oregonian vineyards.
Furthermore, Bells Up Winery is also known for making the Oregonian original: Pinot noir. It has an exquisite taste that pairs nicely with a fabulous sunset view.
Another unique detail that I especially enjoy with Bells Up Winery is the classical music themes that are attached to each wine. If you enjoy classical music, this winery is a MUST. The winemaker was a semi-professional classical musician (and a corporate tax attorney!) and has added this detail to wine tasting experiences at the winery.
In fact, I will be bold enough to say that Bells Up Winery is, by far, my FAVORITE winery in all of Willamette Valley. As they say, save the best for last!
Thank you Visit Oregon for the major love. We are so appreciative and delighted that our tasting experience resonated with your team.